St. John Fisher College’s Department of Media and Communication will present the third annual St. John Fisher College Film Festival during the 2018 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival.
The film festival, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester. A Q&A session with student filmmakers will occur after the screenings.
The videos include short films, documentaries and television pilots; and include the best work of Fisher students studying media and communication or film and television studies. Comedic crime TV pilot “Who Knows?” was produced by students in the advanced television production class; “Why We Push,” a documentary about skateboarding culture in Rochester, was created by recent graduate Nate Sengillo for his senior project; and “Chanceless the Rapper,” a short narrative about an unlikely 20-something online rap artist, was a standout film in the introductory video production class.
“The work we’re exhibiting at the Fringe Festival demonstrates our students’ proficiency and versatility in production, technology, and — most importantly — storytelling,” said Todd Sodano, associate professor of media and communication and director of the film and television studies minor.
The department offers three majors: media and communication, media management and interactive media, while the English department offers a minor in film and television studies. These courses of study allow students to study television history, film analysis, and media theory, along with introductory and advanced courses in narrative and documentary production, screenwriting, and cinematography.
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